Dianabol (Metandienone or methandrostenolone, C20H28O2), often called Dbol, is an oral anabolic steroid that offers massive gains in very short periods. It is by far one of the most common steroids among die-hard bodybuilders. Dianabol pills are highly anabolic and moderately androgenic, so they have a tremendous effect on protein metabolism. Because Dbol promotes the synthesis of protein chains and allows proteins to build up in and around the tissues, it is a favorite when it comes to adding bulk.
It is highly effective when used as a bulking steroid. This is due to its unique properties that allow users to gain impressive size and strength in a relatively short time frame. It is a wet compound, which means that a lot of the weight gained will be water weight – which does go away post cycle. It is often used in oral only cycles, but mostly as a kick starter for cycles including injectable forms of testosterone.
This is one of the most potent steroids out there, milligram for milligram, so you should titrate your dose very carefully the first time you use it. As a beginner, a 10mg daily dose is a great place to start, and you can either take it all at once or split it into a dose of 5mg taken twice per day. Most men prefer the split dose because the Dianabol half-life is only about four hours, so it leaves the system quickly. If you tolerate this well, then feel comfortable to work your way up to as much as 25mg per day. Increase the dose by 5mg per day to judge your tolerance.
More advanced users may choose to use a higher Dianabol dose; it is safe up to 50mg per day. Bear in mind that exceeding Dianabol 50 does not provide any further benefit in terms of performance enhancement or otherwise, and it greatly increases the risk of developing the adverse effects of Dianabol. Some of these effects may be permanent, so it is best to err on the side of caution. None of this information should replace the advice of your physician or healthcare provider. Always follow you physician’s orders in terms of medications, supplements, and doses.
Dianabol has the ability to create unbelievable synergy when conjoined with other anabolic steroids. For example, you could supplement with 100mg of Trenbolone, Masteron or Equipoise per day (doses and steroids are simply being used as an example, not actual recommendations) and the results you’d receive from 50mg per day of Trenbolone, Masteron or Equipoise along side 50mg of Dianabol per day would be far more dramatic. You would have an identical amount of total milligrams of anabolic steroids with or without Dianabol, but the added Dianabol would provide greater enhancement.
While the benefits of Dianabol are many, it’s important to keep in mind that this is an oral steroid and therefore liver toxic. Make sure not to run a too high dose and for not too long – usually 6 weeks. Take suitable liver protection, an aromatase inhibitor, and make sure to always perform proper PCT to bring testosterone back to normal levels and to also keep gains made.